It is possible that President Rodrigo Duterte will announce tomorrow that he will replace Ricardo Morales as president and CEO of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth).
According to Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go, it is said that President Duterte is already being pressured to be replaced by the resigned Morales.
“Sa ngayon po ay nabanggit ng ating Pangulo kahapon (Friday) ng madaling-araw na meron na siyang pinag-iisipang mabuti at maaaring napipisil na ipapalit kay General Morales. By Monday po maaaring ianunsyo niya po ito sa kanyang programa kung sino po itong taong ito,” Go said in an interview.
He also said that President Duterte wants the next president of PhilHealth to clean up the agency from corruption from top to bottom.
“Ang gusto niya po ay kung sino po ang makakalinis dowm sa baba ng PhilHealth kasi ang nakikita niya po hindi lang sa taas, ‘yung sa baba andyan na po ang napakatagal nang korapsyon na nangyayari,”Go explained.
He also said that the next leader of PhilHealth must have the “willpower” to do the job and have zero tolerance for corruption.
It will be recalled that Morales stepped down recently amid the issue of corruption in the state insurer and even in his fight against lymphoma.
But Morales insisted that there was no “iota of evidence” that would link him to the alleged anomaly in the agency.